|Review by basset7||posted 12-11-2013 05:48 PM||7070 views||2 times favorited||16 comments|
I recently purchased and assembled a Home Depot Ridgid R4512 table saw. I took my time assembling the saw and enlisted help (it’s heavy). I have two suggestions during assembly. One – while the saw is upside down and before you attached the dust chute and base legs, lubricate the gear shafts of both the bevel and up/down adjustments. My saw had minimal grease. Easy to do at this stage – not so sure later.
Two – to get rid of the nasty oil film from factory on the table top. Remove the plastic film covering. I used a product called Brakclean – used to clean disk brake parts from oil and grease during assembly. No film leftover. Table surface absolutely clean. Will wax soon.
Assembly complete the saw passed the nickel test ( a nickel standing on edge didn’t fall over during power up /down), and with a new 80 tooth Diablo blade – the blade is within 0.002” up / down.
First project – hardwood floor repair pieces. This saw is MARVELOUS!! No problems at all. Cuts better than I dreamed.
I hope you find this helpful